Legitimate Business by Michael NiemannLegitimate Business by Michael Niemann

Legitimate Business

byMichael Niemann

Paperback | March 1, 2017

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Ritu Roy, a constable with an all-female United Nations peacekeeping unit in Darfur, Sudan, has been shot dead. Her superiors call it a random shooting. Her best friend thinks otherwise. She s found a bullet casing from a sniper s rifle, an uncommon weapon in the refugee camp. The case remains closed until Valentin Vermeulen arrives to conduct a routine audit. As an investigator with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services, his job is to ferret out fraud. The casing is the first clue that Ritu may have stumbled onto a major criminal operation.
Solving the mystery of Ritu s death leads Vermeulen down a perilous path. With the help of journalist Tessa Bishonga, he visits the hidden camp of a notorious rebel leader. On the streets of Port Sudan he dodges a parade of shady characters. In the end, Vermeulen must expose the players in the not so legitimate business of supplying weapons to Sudan before they can hunt him down. Book 1 in the Valentin Vermeulen Thriller series.

Michael Niemann grew up in a small town in Germany, ten kilometers from the Dutch border. Crossing that border often at a young age sparked in him a curiosity about the larger world. He studied political science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn and international studies at the University of Denver. During his ac...
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Title:Legitimate BusinessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:218 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Epicenter PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1603815872

ISBN - 13:9781603815871

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Ritu Roy, a constable with an all-female United Nations peacekeeping unit in Darfur, Sudan, has been shot dead. Her superiors call it a random shooting. Her best friend thinks otherwise. She s found a bullet casing from a sniper s rifle, an uncommon weapon in the refugee camp. The case remains closed until Valentin Vermeulen arrives to conduct a routine audit. As an investigator with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services, his job is to ferret out fraud. The casing is the first clue that Ritu may have stumbled onto a major criminal operation.Solving the mystery of Ritu s death leads Vermeulen down a perilous path. With the help of journalist Tessa Bishonga, he visits the hidden camp of a notorious rebel leader. On the streets of Port Sudan he dodges a parade of shady characters. In the end, Vermeulen must expose the players in the not so legitimate business of supplying weapons to Sudan before they can hunt him down. Book 1 in the Valentin Vermeulen Thriller series.

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"A gripping thriller set against the backdrop of one of the most violent regions in the world. Niemann is an excitingly original voice in the genre."-Michael Stanley, award winning author of the Detective Kubu mysteries"As soon as I finished this exciting thriller, I wished to start reading again.... Ideology, greed and the other human frailties predominate, while our protagonist Vermeulen is not so much 'flawed hero,' as a man who tries to learn from his mistakes and make course corrections: an evolving human." -The Haunted Reading Room"Michael Niemann tells a fascinating, highly-entertaining tale amidst the turbulence that is Africa. His knowledge and attention to detail with respect to the inner workings of this UN department rings extremely true and authentic.... A good read!"-Clive Rosengren, two-time Shamus Award finalist"Michael Niemann's Legitimate Business is the real deal.... Niemann knows his way around Africa and Vermeulen emerges as a tough and wily hero, backstopped by strong female characters--including a UN peacekeeper and plenty of surprises."-Ed Battistella, author of Sorry About That. The Language of Public Apology